The saddest story of urban transformation in Istanbul is Sulukule. This neighborhood is known as the one of the oldest Roma settlements in the world. Romani coming from India during the Byzantium era are believed to have settled right next to the city walls of Istanbul.
A criminal complaint has been filed against 27 prominent figures, including main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu, journalists and celebrities, for comments made on social media about the police operation to end the March 31 hostage crisis at Istanbul's Ça?layan Courthouse, which ended with the death of a prosecutor and his two captors.
Though best-known for turning a Central Asian folk song into a campaign jingle for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), newly minted AKP candidate U?ur I??lak's areas of expertise have been shown to extend into the realm of relationship advice given the singer's 2012 comments saying "it is in women's nature to belong to men."
When we review the deputy candidate lists, we cannot say, for any party, ?Wow, look who they came up with.? The lists are as expected. Because there are no big surprises, we turn to looking for differences.